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Dogged devotion

  My feisty dog, aka my spirit animal, turns six today, so in honor of her, a dog days destination: in Cottonwood, Idaho (population 900), the Dog Bark Park Inn (say that 10 times quickly) boasts the world’s one and only bed and breakfast inside… Read More

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Fez perfection

Twenty-five craftsmen spent two years resuscitating a 600-year-old residence in the ancient medina of Fez, Morocco, a painstaking labor of love led by husband and wife Iraqi architect Alaa Said and Norwegian graphic designer Kate Kvalvik. The result: The Dar Seffarine guesthouse, a seven-room showpiece… Read More

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Sink or swim

  This is where the bikini made its debut in 1946. For decades, this is where Paris has gone to loosen up (its swimsuit strings). This is the ultimate pool party. Modeled after an ocean liner, Piscine Molitor opened as a public swimming pool in… Read More

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Sea level

            And so summer begins. The brimming season. In my mountain town, summer brings a frenzy of work and play, strangers and friends. This scene, set at an art-oriented resort on the Italian toe, reminds me to be serene, to… Read More

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Filigree filter

              Light, as artist, draws lattice lace on me as I lounge. My hideaway, a limestone palace built in the 15th century beside the (disputed) birthplace of Marco Polo, inspires a reading list rooted in the Dalmatian Coast of… Read More

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Avant outpost

  One hundred acres as canvas: a contemporary art powerhouse has reimagined a centuries-old farm in rural England into a campus for experiencing art and architecture, antiquity and avant garde, in situ. In a bold move away from urban markets, Hauser & Wirth decided to… Read More

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Rugged antidote

            Snow clings to the ridgeline framed by my bedroom window. So as escape, I imagine another rugged white landscape: the Mediterranean coastline of Spain. The small fishing village of Cadaqués exudes charm with its bohemian meets cosmopolitan vibe, a… Read More

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Concrete cove

  Surprising. Sexy. Fearless. Joyous. Timeless. These are the words director Murray Grigor used to describe the quintessential California architect John Lautner in his documentary, “Infinite Space: The Architecture of John Lautner” (2008). Over the course of his half-century career, Lautner created modernist poetry in… Read More

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Map quest

                  Three years ago, Foster Huntington quit his job in New York City, bought a Volkswagen Vanagon, and hit the road. Eighty thousand miles on (and counting), he published a Kickstarter-funded photography journal, “Home Is Where You… Read More

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Cubist roost

              Earth Day calls for an eco-minded pairing. No place better fits the bill than Treehotel, an enchanted forest of five treehouses suspended in the conifers of northern Sweden. Inspired by the documentary “The Tree Lover,” Treehotel assuages the… Read More